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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

#5 of 22 things to do in Cedar Key Features Animals
Cedar Key, FL
+1 352-493-0238
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Really enjoyable

It is a great place to both drive around and do some gentle hiking. We saw a lot of wildlife and... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great area to visit if you're a nature lover

There are a ton of little scenic routes, trails, landings, lookouts, etc. in the area, and no... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2016
Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

It is a great place to both drive around and do some gentle hiking. We saw a lot of wildlife and birds, only one other car. The bugs were not bad at all in March, do not let it discourage you.

1  Thank glofrey842
Reviewed 29 February 2016

There are a ton of little scenic routes, trails, landings, lookouts, etc. in the area, and no matter where you visit you will be met with a stunning view of the area. The Suwannee is home to a vast area of wildlife, and if you're...More

Thank Echolynn
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Taking the nature drive, we saw armadillos, Great Blues, Great Egrets, and deer. Tip: get out at the boardwalk to the pond. It looks like the kind of place you'd expect to find Walden.

1  Thank No-Central
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We went to the lower swannee and it was a nice place to sit and eat and view the river. You can see the manatees here sometimes too.

Thank Canam R
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Went there near sunset and was not disappointed. Many birds and other wildlife. The sunset over the wetlands was wonderful Highly recommend driving to the Shell Mound site for a little shell midden hike, fishing/ crabbing from the dock and just a general excellent experience...More

Thank bob_ontheroad
Reviewed 4 February 2016

If you like nature this is the place to visit. You never know what you will see. Different times of year will have different wildlife to see. We walked the trails. It was peaceful and beautiful. If you need to be entertained this is not...More

Thank FarawayInnCedarKey
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We went biking down one of the old logging roads. Though we had to walk our bikes through some of the wetter areas it was so worth it! Came across 3 otters playing, a black snake trying to play dead, and even some small alligators....More

Reviewed 7 January 2016

We pretty much stumbled onto this area and were not disappointed. Plenty of parking and a bathroom, which is always a plus.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 December 2015

FL the way it was before all the housing developement and golf courses. The drive transverses the Hammocks, the swamps and the wildlife (that hide well, I might add). And a hint, don't believe your Garmin...FOLLOW THE SIGNS.

Thank LenC20142014
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I biked along the road through the eastern part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and poked my head into the "River Trail" This is a short trail to the Lower Suwanee RIver, and I was much impressed. While there is very little interpretation,...More

Thank Richard S
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